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The NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter is a monthly newsletter intended to keep you informed about programs with available space, deadline extensions, and new programs added to NursingCAS. The newsletter will feature:

  • Open Seats: One of the benefits of NursingCAS is to provide notifications to applicants about programs that have available space. Review the listing below to determine if you would like to apply to one of these programs.
  • Deadline Extensions: Programs often extend their deadlines in order to allow applicants more time to complete the admissions process. Review the list below to see if any programs you are interested in have extended their deadline.
  • New Programs: New programs are added to NursingCAS on a continual basis. Discover and learn about new program offerings available to you by reviewing the listings below.

Applicants can also view the NursingCAS Events Calendar, where NursingCAS schools provide prospective students with information on events like upcoming webinars and information sessions throughout the application cycle.

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Reminder: 2022-2023 Academic Update Window will open May 26

The 2022-2023 Spring/Summer Academic Update (AU) window will open on Friday, May 26:

  • 2022-2023 cycle: May 26, 2023 – August 26, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

Please review and complete the three-step process to submit an AU request by the designated deadline above.

The AU allows applicants to update final grades for previously entered planned/in-progress coursework (i.e. Spring 2022) or enter newly planned coursework (i.e. Fall 2023) since NursingCAS verification. Applicants are eligible for AU if at least one of their programs is in ‘Verified’ status by the AU request deadline. Application status can be viewed under the Check Status tab in NursingCAS. Upon submission of the AU request, NursingCAS will verify the applicant’s new grades, calculate an updated GPA, and send this information to their programs. While an AU is optional, some programs require this information for admissions consideration.

Students are encouraged to submit their request for new transcripts to their Registrar’s Office ASAP to allow plenty of processing/mailing time.

Questions? Please contact the NursingCAS Customer Service Team at


Harding University

Apply now through NursingCAS! Scholarships available for eligible admitted students!

Post-Graduate Certificate

  • Family Nurse Practitioner: This option is available to registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area. Students may complete up to 32 credit hours in the program. Upon completion of required courses, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification exam.

Master of Science in Nursing Programs:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, this program prepares family nurse practitioners for outpatient settings across the lifespan. The program consists of online courses with on-campus intensives three times throughout the entire program. Part-time and full-time tracks are available. Now admitting for Fall, Spring, and Summer!
  • Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing: Harding offers the first prelicensure program in Arkansas, preparing students to become advanced entry-level professional nurses who graduate with a Master of Science in nursing. The MEPN includes a focus on health care administration and leadership. The five-semester program is offered year-round.

Two tracks are available for the MEPN program:

  1. Traditional track for those with bachelor’s degree in any field.*
  2. Early entry track for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours.*

*Both tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

For more information, visit the FNP and MEPN program pages on our website. You may contact us by email at or

Heritage University, Toppenish

Check out the nursing programs at Heritage University!

We are different than most “upper division” BSN programs where you take two or three years of prerequisites before being considered for admission. We have fewer prerequisites! Heritage University’s BSN Program is a 4-year program. We admit students to the sophomore (second) year. Students study nursing for three years: sophomore, junior, and senior year. After admission to the BSN program, students take some liberal arts, math, and science courses at the same time as their nursing courses. Therefore, the Heritage Program has fewer pre-requisite courses than most BSN programs. You will likely be eligible for admission with only two semesters or three quarters of college. Don’t wait until you have finished two or three years of prerequisites! Consider applying now!

For more information on our program and how to apply, please check out our Admission Page!

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University is accepting applications for our dynamic Doctor of Nursing Practice program. This entry-to-practice degree is designed to prepare BSN-qualified nurses who are ready to advance their careers. Choose from two possible tracks:

We also offer a DNP completion option for nurses who hold an MSN. This part-time plan can be completed in six semesters with no on-campus residency required.

The Mary Baldwin difference:

  • Part-time or full-time degree plans
  • Online coursework
  • One weekend-long clinical intensive each year (yep, not once a month or once a semester)

Apply through NursingCAS today! Verified applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Cohe, Associate Director of Admissions, by email at or by phone at (540) 887-7123.

MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University is excited to announce the new RISE Opportunity scholarship available to qualified ABSN candidates accepted into our August Cohort! We no longer require the TEAS exam, so applying to our program is easier than ever. At MNU, we combine faculty expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories with your personal motivation to provide you with an unmatched opportunity for coursework and clinical completion in just 12 months. You will be prepared to successfully take the NCLEX-RN® exam and accomplish your ultimate goal of becoming a qualified registered nurse.

You should know:

  • Cohorts meet on-site; some courses are hybrid online and on campus
  • Complete your BSN in 12 months
  • Attend class in Olathe, Kansas located near in the Heart of America near Kansas City! 

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • August 2023
  • March 2024

If you would like to speak with an Admissions Counselor about our admissions process, please contact us by email at

Midwestern University, Glendale

Midwestern University is now accepting applications to all four graduate nursing programs for Fall 2023.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Program Start: Fall 2023
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Total Estimated Tuition and Fees: $29,834*

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track or Nurse Executive Track

  • Program Start: Fall 2023
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Total Estimated Tuition and Fees: $23,948*

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Nurse Leadership in Global Health

  • Program Start: Fall 2023
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Total Estimated Tuition and Fees: $18,548*

Post-Master’s Certificate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

  • Program Start: Fall 2023
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Total Estimated Tuition and Fees: $14,000*

For more information about Midwestern University’s graduate nursing programs and scholarship opportunities, please visit our website.

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing’s RNBS Completion program and Master’s in Nursing Education program are accepting applications to start in Fall 2023.

The RNBS program for OCNE community college graduates is designed for Registered Nurses who have an associate degree in nursing from an OCNE partner school. View the admissions requirements for this program on our program page. Enroll before June 30 to join the Fall cohort! Learn more about how to apply on our website.

If you want to teach the next generation of nurses, join our Master’s in Nursing Education program to become a nurse educator and start working as nursing faculty in the academic setting or a staff nurse educator in a healthcare organization. This online program is offered both full-time and part-time. Learn more about the admissions requirements on our website.

Questions? Contact us by email at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has open seats at both the West Palm Beach campus and the Orlando campus.

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • The Upper-level track BSN program is a traditional 16-week daytime format and allows students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper-level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and a half years. Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. (West Palm Beach and Orlando)
  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (West Palm Beach)
  • RN to BSN (Online)

Graduate Degrees:

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN to MSN Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN/MSN Dual Enrollment Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (RN to MSN Track)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP Track)
  • DNP Executive Leadership (DNP-EXL Track)
  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP Track)
  • DNP Post-Master’s (DNP-PM Track)
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)

To learn more about these programs, applicants can visit our School of Nursing website or the Orlando campus website.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner | A mental health crisis is gripping America, with over one-third of the country living in an area with a shortage of mental health professionals. To help in combatting this, consider applying to RFU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Our program provides RNs with the advanced knowledge and clinical, leadership, and research skills to practice at the highest level of the specialty and become a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Graduates are prepared to provide psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatments across the lifespan, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

The application is now open! Our DNP-PMH program admits cohorts in the Fall terms only.

  • Start date in August 2023: Deadline July 1, 2023

Master of Science in Nursing: Entry into Nursing Practice (MSN-ENP) | Healthcare delivery is increasingly complex and nurses educated at the masters level are well prepared to tackle this complexity. If you are interested in pursuing a highly challenging — and rewarding — career as a registered nurse (RN), become an RN at Rosalind Franklin University in the Master of Science in Nursing: Entry into Nursing Practice (MSN-ENP) program. With state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding faculty, let RFU provide the educational foundation you will need to confidently begin your career as an RN. 

Start dates with their respective deadlines to apply:

  • Start in August 2023: Deadline July 1, 2023

For more information about these programs, their application requirements, and coupon codes for application fee waivers, please contact your admissions counselor, Liana Baldwin, by email at Visit our MSN and DNP: PMHNP program pages on our website for additional information.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing is currently accepting applications for open seats in the various programs listed below.

Schedule an appointment with an admissions representative by filling out an inquiry form.

Innovative Education Meets Real-World Care.

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer two DNP tracks:

  1. FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  2. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

In addition, a post-graduate certification program is offered for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks are available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

For more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program, please visit our website. You may also contact Shepherd University School of Nursing Director Sharon Mailey, PhD, RN, by phone at (304) 876-5344 or by email at We look forward to seeing your application!

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Apply now for our BSN programs! The BSN Traditional Track Spring 2024 deadline is October 15, 2023. The ADN to BSN program Summer 2023 deadline is May 15, 2023,  and the Fall 2023 program deadline is August 1, 2023.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area: only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter where you’re coming from, Texas A&M University – Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked the 3rd best BSN program out of 127 programs in the state of Texas by Incredible Health, and in the top ten affordable nursing programs by Best Value Schools.

  • Quality Nursing Education
  • Highly qualified faculty (academically and experientially)
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Focus on student success through academic coaching, peer tutoring, writing center, and faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • A firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate-level nursing education
  • A state-of-the-art simulation hospital, skills lab, and assessment lab
  • 100% student pass rate for the NCLEX exam for the last 3 years and our students have 100% job placement prior to when they graduate from our program
  • ADN-BSN nursing courses are 100% online and can be completed in either one or two years
  • Traditional BSN nursing courses are face-to-face and are completed in two years

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit the program website. Contact Admissions Coordinator Kristie Avery by email at or by phone at (903) 334-6747.

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

University of Michigan School of Nursing | WE DARE

Our MSN in Leadership, Analytics, and Innovation (LAI) goes beyond current healthcare administration & informatics practices to provide a holistic perspective on quality improvement in healthcare for employees, patients, and our communities. WE DARE to beat the status quo by developing leaders with the skills to overcome the biggest challenges in this new healthcare landscape.

Fall 2023 NursingCAS Fee Deadline:

  • August 1, 2023: Final NursingCAS Fee Deadline

Winter 2024 NursingCAS Fee Deadlines:

  • June 1, 2023: Early Action Deadline. Applicants who achieve this deadline typically have the best chances of completing their application in time for consideration.
  • October 1, 2023: Final NursingCAS Fee Deadline.

Transcripts & references are not required to submit the NursingCAS fee. These have one week after the posted deadlines to arrive at NursingCAS. Comprehensive admissions requirements are available on the UMSN Admissions and Aid webpage. Admissions decisions are released on a semi-rolling basis.

Add value to your degree. Visit the UMSN Concentrations & UMSN Certificates pages for ways to add value to your education. These can be added after acceptance with no NursingCAS application required.

Why choose the University of Michigan?

  • Fast, 20-month completion in our LAI Fall 2023 program
  • A top public research university
  • World-renowned faculty
  • We find your preceptors
  • No NursingCAS coursework entry required
  • No RN experience required

We are here to help! Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at if you have any questions. Go Blue!

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing Online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (DNP)
  • MS Care Management Online
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • MS Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems

Hear more about our program from one of our students in the following video.

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is a land grant university centrally located in mid-Missouri with a long history of serving rural and underserved populations. We accept students from across the country to our online DNP, MS(N), and post-graduate certificate programs. We are CCNE accredited, require limited on-campus visits, and charge in-state tuition to all students, making completion of your degree affordable and convenient.

Our deadlines are September 30 (FNP, PMHNP, Nurse Ed) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate programs only admit for Fall.

Visit our website for more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, or contact Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis, or Leslie McPeak at (573) 882-0200 or

William Jewell College

Our Spring (January) 2024 cohort still has seats available for our 16-month ABSN program. Starting in the Spring allows you to include the pre-requisite classes of Pathophysiology and Nutrition as part of your first semester. Be sure to ask about our partnership with Liberty Hospital and scholarship availability.

Questions? You can find more information by visiting our website or by contacting admission counselor Mark Robison at or by phone at (816) 408-6949.


Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is now accepting complete applications for the Fall 2023 Accelerated BSN cohort until June 1.

BW’s Accelerated BSN is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing and are interested in earning their BSN. During this 15-month program, students have access to clinical opportunities through renowned health centers, such as Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals; state-of-the art labs with simulated and standardized patients; collaborative and comprehensive classroom experiences; and more!

Candidates are encouraged to complete their NursingCAS applications and submit all supplemental materials as soon as possible to be considered for the Fall 2023 cycle. For more information on how to apply, contact admission counselor Lauryn Rosinski by email at or by phone at (440) 826-2915.

Manchester University, Fort Wayne

Open seats for the Fall 2023 start Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program!

Manchester University, Fort Wayne has extended the ABSN application deadline to June 1, 2023. Manchester University’s Accelerated BSN Second Degree is for future nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to pursue a path toward becoming a registered nurse. This full-time, 16-month program can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career. When you graduate from Manchester’s nursing program, you will be equipped as a highly-skilled and caring professional with an appreciation for the greater good and the know-how to ensure positive patient, family and community health outcomes.

Recently introduced institutional scholarships for both Indiana and out-of-state students help to make Manchester’s ABSN program more affordable!

Want to hear from our current students? Eri Tamada says nursing has been a dream since she was little. Moving from California to Indiana to enroll in Manchester’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program was a bold move, and “making history” as the program’s inaugural class helps drive her to her goal. Hear what else she has to say by checking out this video!

Learn more about our admission requirements, curriculum, tuition, etc. by visiting our webpage!

Not sure if you’ve met the prerequisite requirements? Send your transcripts to, indicate that you are interested in the ABSN program, and we will get back to you about what, if anything, you might be missing!

Have follow-up questions? Contact the Manchester University Fort Wayne’s Office of Graduate Admissions by email at or by phone (260) 470-2703. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oregon Health & Science University

The application deadline for OHSU’s hybrid Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and Ph.D. in Nursing (both starting September 2023) have been extended until August 1. To learn more about the admissions requirements for these programs, please visit the OHSU website. Please keep in mind that this is a rolling application process, so if the cohort is filled prior to the final deadline, the application will close early.

Have questions? Email us at or schedule an advising appointment with an Admissions Counselor using our online form.

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing has extended their NursingCAS application deadline for Fall 2023 start dates to June 1, 2023 for all DNP programs and June 15, 2023 for all MSN and Post-Masters Certificate programs!

Applications close as programs fill. Apply soon!


Centra College

Centra College’s RN-BSN program provides a unique, flexible approach to learning for the working, licensed registered nurse. The mode of instructional delivery for the RN-BSN program serves as a 100% full distance, online learning platform for residents of Virginia. Students are now able to enroll full-time to complete the program in as little as 12 months (3 semesters), or they can take as little as a single 8-week course at a time and complete the program in 2 years (6 semesters) …or anywhere in between! There are no clinical hours required, and tuition is now only $275 per credit hour!

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) offers Master of Science in Nursing degrees in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) tracks.

CMU also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice FNP dual track.

The CMU graduate nursing program is focused on the care of rural and underserved populations. Courses in our curriculum include primary care across the lifespan, mental and behavioral health, and a rural and underserved capstone. CMU boasts relatively small class sizes, allowing students to have meaningful interactions with peers and course faculty. CMU graduates also perform at or above the national average for nurse practitioner certification pass rates. Through mentoring by faculty who are nationally recognized nurse leaders, students can expect a rigorous yet personalized graduate nursing experience at CMU.

York College, CUNY

We are excited to announce the launching of the Masters of Science, Nursing Education at York College! The program is to begin in Fall 2023 and the application process will begin in May 2023. This is a full-time cohort program that is to be completed in 2 years. The program provides an opportunity for students to learn to teach nursing at the college level and to be nurse educators in a clinical setting, such as in a hospital, a clinic, and at community organizations providing health care. Specifically, our students will benefit from hands-on experiential learning, as they will partner with faculty to teach undergraduate nursing courses. In addition, they will develop their skills as nurse educators in order to enhance the level of instruction to nursing students, new nurses, and ongoing needs for professional staff development. 


  • Application, documents, and transcripts must be received by July 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

Admission Requirements | To be considered for admission, an applicant for the MSN program will meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Hold a current NYS RN license and registration.
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Provide a professional resume.
  • Personal statement related to a student’s interest and preparation for the program.
  • Provide evidence of completion of undergraduate (or graduate level) coursework in an introduction to statistics and research, with each course equivalent to 3 course credit hours and with a final course grade of B or higher.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty course instructors at a higher education institution(s) and from employers who can attest to the suitability of the applicant for the MS Nursing program and as an eventual nurse educator.

The GRE and MAT are not required.